Originally published in Castine Patriot, November 29, 2018 and Island Ad-Vantages, November 29, 2018 and The Weekly Packet, November 29, 2018
Volunteer group offers holiday grief support program
Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County understands the challenges of the holidays, when grieving a loved one who has died, and has announced in a release an opportunity to receive support for these feelings in an environment that is safe and shared by others who are experiencing similar things. The grieving support program, The Seasons of My Heart Have Meaning and Purpose, will be held Saturday, December 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ellsworth.
“The holidays can be a challenging time for those who are missing a loved one who has died. At a time when everyone seems to be happy and enjoying themselves, those who are grieving may feel sad, lonely or depressed,” the release stated.
The program will include group support, food, a memorial item to take home, a remembrance service and other themed activities. Set aside this day to take care of yourself during a difficult time. The program is free of charge but preregistration is required by Monday, December 3. Call 667-2531 to register.